Experienced Support Workers required - Newport, South Wales

Location
Newport
Salary
£10 - £11 per hour
Posted
06 Jan 2017
Closes
03 Feb 2017
Ref
00063051
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Healthcare
Function
Operations
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We are looking for a team of enthusiastic, experienced Support Workers to provide additional support to our client, a 70 year old gentleman who is minimally conscious following a severe brain injury. He currently lives in a specialist nursing home in Newport. Our client's care and nursing needs will be completed by the nursing home staff.

Support Worker Role Overview
The Support Worker will work with our client during the day time to provide one to one support within his nursing home environment. They will implement rehabilitation plans by his treating therapists and aim to increase the stimulation our client receives. They will be required to keep accurate records of these tasks and our client's responses.

Support Worker Role / Attributes
- Experience of working within health or social care essential.
- *Physically fit - Even with specialist equipment in place and appropriate training, it is important that you are physically fit.
- Experience of working with brain injury preferable.
- Good team working skills whilst also able to work independently, attention to detail, and being able to communicate clearly are all required.
- Patience and showing a willingness to learn are important.
- Confident to work as an independent support worker within the environment of the nursing home.
- A full driving license (endorsements to be disclosed) and willing to drive the client's adapted vehicle.
- Might suit a candidate carrying out a nursing or therapy course/newly qualified nurse or therapist.

Hours:
Initially a total of 23 hours available per week to be worked across each day of the week. This will be reviewed according to the needs of the client.

The specified hours above can be worked by more than one candidate.

Remuneration:
£10.00 per hour Monday - Friday and £11.00 per hour Weekends and Bank Holidays. Ongoing training and support provided. Free DBS check.

Application Form
Applicants will be sent a link to download an application form, which also includes a job description giving you further information about the role. Please complete the form and return it to us at the email address provided. You will be able to state your availability as well as providing us with additional information we need about you in order to shortlist you for the role.

Interviews to take place week commencing 30th January 2017
Closing Date: Friday 27th January 2017

Satisfactory references and proof of eligibility to work in the UK will also be required.

This position requires a disclosure request from the DBS
A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed
*The employer claim exemption under the Equality Act 2010

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